ALEK FIN is the moniker of Los Angeles based musician, composer, producer, and sound engineer Adam Finkel. His music has best been described as “a perfect marriage of futurism and grounded traditionalism” (PopMatters), with an underlying blend of hopeful, melancholy overtones throughout. Since the release of his debut Mull EP in 2012, his records have seen nods from BBCR1, KEXP, KCRW, Billboard, MTV, FOX, TBS, Philip Selway (of Radiohead), and Jay Z. For the remix he imagined a cosmic sunrise surrounded by the infinite darkness of space. That sort of hopeful, melancholy imagery is reflected in the track.
Slow Shiver’s cinematic style, intimate voice and simple true lyrics are an almost obvious byproduct of his youth in Italy, spent between watching classic movies, sitting in the back row during plays at his Father’s theatre and falling asleep in clubs to the sound of his Mother singing jazz standards. Slow Shiver’s (AKA Valente Bertelli) goal is simple: to bring back the unapologetic vulnerability of male pop singers and make art through the creative eyes of his 16 year old self. He has also created music for TV series, documentaries and international ad campaigns which have gone on to win several Golden Clios in NY and two Golden Lions at Cannes. “Reworking this beautiful track from an instrumental, to a song with vocals, led to many unexpected evolutions.”